Suggested donations to the Watseka Area Food Pantry for July are cereal, pancake mix and syrup. Other donations of supplies and food will be accepted as long as the items are in undamaged cont…

As a service to area bakers, gardeners and such, the Iroquois County Historical Society has decided to again offer spots on the grounds of the Old Courthouse Museum, 103 W. Cherry, Watseka. Th…

When George Herman Ruth, the baseball great, was eight-years-old he was already a delinquent. That’s when his father dropped him off at the gates of St. Mary’s Industrial School for Boys in Ba…

David and Mary Ann Sobkoviak of Iroquois, Illinois, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on June 26 from 1-3 p.m. with an open house at the First Christian Church in Watseka, Illinoi…

ILLINOIS — Dennis and Nancy (Cushman) Rabe, of Bourbonnais, are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. The couple was married June 24, 1956 at Calvary Lutheran Church…

CISSNA PARK, ILLINOIS — Kenadee Edelman is the 2021 recipient of the Eleanor Hamrick Memorial Scholarship. She is a 2021 graduate of Cissna Park High School. Kenadee is the daughter of Jason a…

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Brehna Berry, a fourth grade student of Jody Munsterman at Crescent City Grade School, was the last student to serve as Student of the Week as Mrs. Munsterman is retired at the end of the curr…

The Crescent City Historical Society will be open from 1-4 p.m. during the Garage Crawl on Saturday, June 19. The CCHS will then be open Sunday, June 20, right after the community worship serv…

The Iroquois County Genealogical Society was set to celebrate its 50th birthday in 2020 but it had to be canceled due to the pandemic. Since restrictions have eased, the group will host a bela…

DIVERNON, Illinois — Stanley L Butzow, son of the late Lewis and Anna Butzow, and Sallee J (Bork) Butzow, daughter of the late Henry and Kathryn Bork, were married May 8, 1971, at St. James RC…

Recently, the Watseka Kiwanis Club completed a service project at the Iroquois County Courthouse in Watseka. A group of members from the club dedicated their time cleaning up the landscaping i…

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Some of the Crescent City Grade School teachers presented awards to their students at the end of the school year. Awards were presented in the classroom on the last day of school, which was May 27.

Many years ago, following the 1970 train derailment in Crescent City, the community began to have a Fathers’ Day or community worship service. The service was a way for residents to celebrate …